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CCW Licenses Increase

Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine says the number of licenses issued for carrying concealed weapons in the first three months of the year increased sharply compared with the same period a year ago. County sheriffs issued more than 37 thousand licenses. More than 31 thousand of those were new. That's up from nearly 17 thousand new licenses in the first quarter of 2012. DeWine did not comment on possible reasons for the increase.